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NASDAQ OMX to Host Annual Food and Restaurant Industry Forum



What: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. will host its third annual NASDAQ OMX Food & Restaurant Industry Forum, including panel discussions and a NASDAQ Closing Bell, to discuss the state of the industry and trends within the food and restaurant industry sector. The Forum is being organized in collaboration with industry leaders such as The National Restaurant Association, along with various key experts such as Nation's Restaurant News and the The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal reporter, Julie Jargon will conduct a Fireside Chat with Panera Bread CFO, Jeff Kip. In addition, Ornella Fado, television Host of Brindiamo! "A toast to the finest Italian restaurants " on NYCTV will interview Kerry Heffernan, Executive Chef. Kerry brings 20 years of culinary excellence, experience and leadership to the kitchen of South Gate at Jumeirah Essex House. Ornella and Kerry will participate in the NASDAQ Closing Bell along with panel participants. Panels themes / discussions will include: * "Marketing in a New World" - How food & beverage companies and restaurants are adopting social media and creating marketing techniques into their strategy to better reach consumers; * "Branding, Licensing & Growth" - How food & restaurant companies are driving growth and brand extensions through licensing; * "Business in the Current Economic Environment" - How restaurants & food companies are adjusting their business approach to cope with a challenging economic environment to continue driving sales. Who: Panel Discussion: * Moderators include Adam Hirsch, COO, Mashable; Jeff Lotman of Global Icons; and Nicole Miller Regan, Piper Jaffray Industry experts from companies participating include, Panera Bread (Nasdaq:PNRA); B&G Foods (NYSE:BGF); Jamba Juice (Nasdaq:JMBA); Outback Steakhouse, Inc.; Famous Dave's of America Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE); McCormick and Schmick's (Nasdaq:MSSR); BrightLine iTV Marketing Specialists;; Empathica; Attention; Nation's Restaurant News; Mistral Equity Partners; OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC; Mesirow Financial Consulting and Interactive Marketing

To see the detailed agenda with the company names and information for the webcast please go to:

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Schedule: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Sign-in 10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Welcome Address 10:40 - 10:50 a.m. Opening Keynote 10:50 - 11:00 a.m. "State of the Industry" 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Discussion with Ornella Fado 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Fireside Chat 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Panel 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. NASDAQ Closing Bell 4:15 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception The panel discussion will be webcast live on NASDAQ.Com beginning at 11:00 a.m. *Reporters, analysts, and other industry members are welcome to attend. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square (Corner of 43rd and Broadway) New York, NY RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to Jolene Libretto NASDAQ OMX lists approximately 122 companies within the Food & Restaurant industry sector.

Feed Information:

The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.


A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:


To obtain a high-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to and click on the market close of your choice.


The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit


CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Silvia Davi +1 646 441 5014 Jolene Libretto +1 646 441 5220

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